Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews once  a month.

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 22

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 22

I'm squeaking this video in at the last minute here, which is probably a sign of things to come as Christmas draws nearer. But doesn't the tree look so nice, all lit up as it gets darker outside? One of the few benefits of not recording this video earlier in the day I...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 21

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 21

I loved loved loved today's story, I want to shout it from the rooftops! It was perfect for this snowy December 21 here in Calgary, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Another added bonus: the author is someone I've been curious to read for awhile, Rebecca Rosenblum....

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 20

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 20

This video is one of my longest yet, but I feel like I say next to nothing in it. Probably because I had no idea how to describe the science fiction story I just read in the advent calendar; it is literally out of this world! I know you're groaning at the pun, but...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 19

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 19

There's alot going on in this video; I'm wearing a bathrobe, I reveal my blog branded mug, and my husband interrupts my recording. But the most important thing of note is that this is the first short story that is holiday themed-yay! And I really enjoyed it. There are...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 18

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 18

So thankfully I liked today's story more than the previous two; it's a quirky little number that got me thinking, and I'm still pondering it now. I also have a surprise for you chocolate lovers (especially you, FictionFan!), because I just received a hefty Christmas...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 16

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 16

Yikes, I'm a day late on this one. Yesterday was a crazy day, so although I read the short story (ate the chocolate) and filmed the video, I never had time to upload it. So, here it is, a day late but you'll see why during the video! Thanks to everyone who's hanging...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 15

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 15

I'd like to claim I'm always spot on when reviewing these short stories, but it's clear with this next video that I'm a long way off on some of them, today's story being a perfect example. I suppose that's the beauty of reading-we all come away with something...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 14

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 14

Wowza, ok this video is way more up-close and personal than I had hoped for this early in the morning. No make-up, not even brushed teeth in this one, but I really enjoyed today's short story so you have a glowing review to look forward to. Oh, and Smokey makes an...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 13

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 13

I'm tight on time these days (isn't everyone at this time of year?) so I'm squeaking in these videos right at the tail end of my toddler's nap. Or, in today's case, her two hour lay around in bed, singing and reading books. Whatever, I'll take whatever alone time I...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 12

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 12

Wow, we are at our halfway point already!!! I'm so impressed with how varied each story is in the advent calendar has been, it feels like I'm getting a taste of every possible kind of writing out there (which is the point of an advent calendar, I suppose). Which leads...

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Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 11

Holiday Advent Calendar Unveiling: December 11

This was a great story; it was by a Canadian (yay!) and it was sad, but not so sad that I regretted reading it. I also got a delicious cookies and cream flavoured chocolate in my Purdy's advent calendar two days in a row (yay!). And the thumbnail clip of this video...

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